Excited for the next chapter!
Quite the emotional rollercoaster.
Well, this was sudden. I'm kinda disappointed because based on the statements they've released, we could have got the best possible outcome:
An emotional letter with Mori describing everything he remembers as best as he can about the rest of the story, with scenes provided by Miura's assistants.
It looks like they're trying to do things properly, and it's reassuring that Mori would be involved and that they found some sketches to at least base certain things on. That being said, like we've discussed before, I think everyone should keep in mind that this isn't going to be Miura's Berserk. It's an attempt at concluding what he started by guessing based only on those ideas he told others about. As such it will necessarily be an ersatz of the real thing. As many of you will know, the creative process is one of constant refinement and sometimes last minute changes or additions end up becoming big parts of a story or changing its direction in meaningful ways.
It absolutely is real, it was in the background of the continuation message the offical Twitter account posted. I guess someone just cropped it and edited it a little to be more visible.Found this purported 365 preview kicking around Twitter when checking the, lovely outpouring of support, reaction to the announcement:
It absolutely is real, it was in the background of the continuation message the offical Twitter account posted. I guess someone just cropped it and edited it a little to be more visible.
This doesn't imply anything, right? it's just a joke, r-right?
Didn't Koji Mori contribute a one-shot manga about his time with Miura up-to-and-including Miura's funeral to the dedication book? While I couldn't read the text, I remember looking at that and being incredibly moved by it; it was clear that the author of that manga was very close with Miura, and had been impacted deeply by his passing.
While this won't be the Berserk that Miura would have created himself, this is still Miura's Berserk: He handpicked and mentored the artists at Studio Gaga, hoping to one day pass on a portion of his work on Berserk to them, and while this certainly isn't the way he planned for this to happen, he still intended for them to one day work on his masterpiece.